Do these things happen where you work? About a half hour ago, Sporting Traditions Administrator Jody Frederick walked into our pod with a grocery bag and announced, “They’re here!” Tom jumped out of his chair with a look of glee, took the bag, and peered inside like a kid opening a Christmas present.
It took me a second, but then I realized what was going on: Tom’s annual stash of snowshoe-hare feet had arrived. Jody’s husband, Karl, loves to run his Beagles during the winter, and he ends up with plenty of feet that Tom and his buddies can use to tie patterns such as Rosenbauer’s CDC Rabbit’s Foot Emerger.
At least I know that Tom will be in a great mood all day. . .
11 thoughts on “Photos of the Day: Tom’s Bunny Connection Comes Through Again”
Lucky! Snowshoe hare’s feet have been hard to find this winter, I haven’t been able to find any. All the local shops haven’t had any success either
They’re the best. I have one left from the batch two years ago. It is precious to me. I am torn between tying more flies with it and saving it to tie more flies in the future. Of course, that presumes that I have time to actually go fish the flies I have now….decisions, decisions….
What about jack rabbit feet? Will those work as well. Not too many snowshoe hares down here in Texas!
Fran Betters’ “Usual” is one of my all time favorites. I love flies that are simple and catch fish. The fur from the hares’ foot provides a natural buoyancy. Davie Mcphial did a great video on how to tie one- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE9RcD6jqeo
neat fly! ill have to tie a few up. i like the glue on the thread trick at the end. thanks for that vid
Are rabbit’s foot emergers lucky?
If so, I’ll start using using them more often!
They aren’t lucky for the rabbit…
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